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  1. efsk


    One of the lesser known Swedish brands is Cleo. Advertising on thick, relief paper, with sample blades. Interesting is the two razors show one that very much resembles the Merkur Double Slant.
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    Back in the old days, when I first moved away from cartridges, I was very much into straights. A, those were the days, talking about straights on the Dutch forum, have Joost advise me on what to buy first, and then show me how to hone, really nice. I digress, however. In those days, I found a...
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    Curious little item here. First of all the name. Why would anybody think a man would want a biting insect in his face every single morning of his adult life? Second, the way the little thing is built. Saving space, it was thought to use a short handle, marginally longer than the head is long...
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    John Watts New Service razor

    Amazing little contraption, this razor made by the 1765 founded John Watts in Sheffield. Peter has done some digging up history of the company, so I'll just bother you with the razor, which was first released and patented in the UK in 1929, in the US in 1931. I placed this in my slant...
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    Brumml, Sausalito. Basically rebranded Merkur, as were Hoffritz, Coles, Pomco, etc. Don't know nothing about the brand except that, and the fact I own two Brumml razors. For instance this beautiful 38, as they were called by Merkur, back when the 38 was stil a slant. As it's gold, would be a 38g...
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    Unknown Adjustable Angle Slant

    Been sitting in my displaycabinet for quite a while now, never used it as it's too pretty. Kabrand-type adjustable angle razor in pastic, with metal cap. Cap is interesting, in that it has a triangle kind of shape. DRPG, so apparently German made.
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    An SE @gvw755 pointed me at. Takes thin blades, clamped down by the cap that is branded Krytyk. Bottom of the base only has Pat'd July 18, 1911. Patent meant is number 998009, patentee Floyd D Jones. Razor was produced by the Jones Razor & Mfg. Co., Kansas City, Missouri. U.S. and has a head...
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    Still V.E. Angle

    A few years back I found razorblades of the Still Angle brand. Pics showed these to be far from standard, and suggested a slanted razor, so I bought a bunch. Ever since I've been searching for the razor that should hold them. The blades: Then, recently, I found a razor advertised as the Still...
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    The Oblyc is a very nice razor with adjustable tilt. It is basically the same head as the Volcanic with a different handle. Here's a nice travelset. Not sure if the brush is original. Head is branded Oblyc No2, BvteSGDR. Made by Unis France.
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    Eversharp (Norway)

    It was a little confusing, this razor. Eversharp, isn't that Schick? Didn't Gillette have something to do with it back in the day? Big question marks until @sɐǝɹpu∀ found the solution: there was an Eversharp in Norway that was not related to Schick or Gillette. He even showed the patent for it...
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    I got this Volcanic from France. A slant where the head can be adjusted in three steps, both extreme steps are the same here, so actually only two :) Mechanism is the same as that of the Oblyc, also from France. Where with this kind of razor normally a joint is built into the screw, here the...
  12. efsk


    After a long search I found my CEP. Brown/black flecked bakelite razor, with a Zaiss-head that is found on the NEo-Ras/Gam/Lux series of razors. Has the same claspingsystem too. Two differences however: the baseplate is marked "Made in France", and the metal clasp that holds the head in place is...
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    Zwilling/Henckels may be well known for their straight razors (that are very good indeed) they also made some nice DE. Quite a few of these seem to be rebranded Merkur, often sold under the Henso brand. Recently I acquired this nice travelkit. The celluloid stick/brush-olders (one of which did...
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    From Portland, Oregon comes the Krect Razor Company. The razors are patented by a patent filed by and assigned to Chester Gratiot. There exist three models, that have in common a very sleek head, nicely torqued to form a very mild yet efficient slant. The first model is this three-piece sort...
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    Golf was another brand by Louis Perlman, famous for his Louper straight razors. Asan, elsewhere in this forum, was one of his brands as well. Perlman had factories in Solingen and Leipzig, and after WW2 the Leipzig one became DDR-property, and they carried on with the Golf brand. There are...
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    Fatip - Lo Storto

    A razor that has been waited for with a lot of anticipation all over the forums is the Fatip slant, Lo Storto as they brand it themselves. Early February for those of us in Europe it became pre-orderable, and shipping commenced 20-02-2020. The mail was sent 12:47, so there's a missed opportunity...
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    The JAK is a French single edge, toothed slant. It is an exact copy of the Griffs, except it has a different logo.
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    The below text I wrote on our German sistersite the 18th of may, 2018. Pics are from that same period: The French "Griff's" is a foldable, open tooth comb SE with its own model blade. Folding it opens the razor so that the blade can be replaced, opening it will hold the blade firmly in place...
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    Reserved - Payment pending Walbusch B5

    Dear good friends Up for your consideration one of the most coveted pieces of shaving gear, the Walbusch B5. Basically a slanted Progress, and one of three slants I know of with adjustable agression: all other adjustable slants adjust cutting angle only. Razor comes with no case, and two...
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    Found this one in France, has no markings whatsoever, except for "555" on the topcap. It looks scary. Unusual is the very long centerpost.